This is the first time we have had food at Momos. Once I had checked it out I thought I should try to get my wife inside with her wheelchair. Its an electric wheelchair and weighs 125Kg so lifting it over the one step into the restaurant was not an option. However a charming man from Momos immediately went upstairs to where there was building work going on. He came down with two pieces of wood and we made a temporary ramp.
Once we were in the place looked fairly clean and well organised. A beaming smile from a picture of the Dali Lama made the place feel cheerful. However the annoying television was a distraction that is out of place in a restaurant. This seems to be a fashion amongst fast food joints but is not suitable for social eating.
Our first question was can we have food completely free of MSG and the answer was yes. Now that doesn't always hold true when the food comes as in other nearby restaurants that will still give you food that has MSG in it even though you requested without.
The food came in good time and was very nice. The momos come in a traditional bamboo basket 'tiffin' box and where delicious. Excellent chilli-garlic chutney and no vinegar in it (great)! All the food we had was good quality without too much salt and oil that is so common in most of the popular joints.
I took my young son to the toilet and we surprised to see a piece of the mountainside was one side of the toilet room!!! It is upstairs which would be inconvenient for more frail older customers. Yes one wall is actually a huge rocky party of the hillside! Its a very interesting and unusual feature but it would have been better if there had not been a bad smell from toilet. I think this might have been because there were labourers in working upstairs who are not renowned for there cleanliness let alone flushing the loo!
I gave an average rating as the place could have a better atmosphere without the TV which was competing with the piped music from the Mall road. Too much noise doesn't help good social eating with family or friends.
The one thing that made this a great visit apart from the excellent food was the kindness and intelligence of the man running the restaurant that day. The care he showed with help to make a slope for my wife showed that they really care about people. This is a very buddhist trait.
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